Tips for Storing Your Automobile in the Winter Time

Oct 13, 2016

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Matthew Sholly

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by allprotrailersuperstore

We’re only a few weeks away from Halloween. Although we love the costumes, scary stories, and, of course, the candy that comes with Halloween, we’re also excited because it means we’re also getting closer to the Holiday Shopping Season. From now until the end of the year, customers who come down to All Pro Trailer Superstore in Mechanicsburg, PA will experience amazing savings on some great new and used enclosed cargo trailers and enclosed car trailers.


Enclosed trailers serve a wide variety of purposes, especially in the winter months when you don’t want certain things exposed to the elements. One of their most fundamental applications is for car storage.  An enclosed trailer can help collectors and car enthusiasts protect their classic and antique automobiles to ensure they’re still looking their best come spring time. All Pro Trailer Superstore carries many different enclosed car trailers that can be customized to meet a customer’s needs when it comes to his or her car.

In addition to storing the vehicle in an enclosed trailer, here are several other tips for maintaining your classic automobile in the winter time as provided by The Telegraph:

Run Your Car at Least Once a Month

If you can, take it out for a short drive too. Vehicles are meant to move, so dormant vehicles will surely start to deteriorate.  The Telegraph article recommends several things that you can do to partially mitigate the effects of long-term storage, but the easiest way to prevent corrosion and other issues is to start and run your vehicle as much as you can.

Take Care of the Car before You Put it into Storage

There are many different preventative measures you can take before it’s time to store the car for winter. For example, you should inflate the tires to a higher air pressure as the tires do lose air pressure in the colder temperatures. Obviously, don’t exceed the tires’ maximum air pressure. Use a fuel stabilizer to help prevent corrosion in the tank and fuel lines. Also remember to clean your car inside and out before you put it into storage. A basic car cover might be a good idea to prevent dust and moisture from accumulating.

If you don’t have space or have a garage that can’t offer the protection that you know your car needs, consider investing in an enclosed trailer to maintain its integrity during these winter months. In addition to the tips mentioned above, an enclosed trailer will help ensure your car is ready come show time in spring. Stop by the showroom at the All Pro Trailer Superstore today, and we can help you find the best enclosed trailer for your classic automobile.